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Tuesday April 21 2020
Newcastle ask for Allegri and Mertens

Newcastle United are hoping to bring in Max Allegri as coach, with Edinson Cavani and Dries Mertens to bolster their attack, claim ESPN and Eurosport.

The Magpies are in the middle of a takeover by Saudi Arabian businessmen, who would show ambition by hiring a top name coach.

Mauricio Pochettino is the prime target, but Allegri is not far behind, as the former Juventus and Milan boss is currently out of work.

The Allegri link has been going for several days in England, but is now spreading to a more international audience.

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Thursday March 19 2020
Pochettino: 'Lautaro one of the best'

Mauricio Pochettino praised Inter hitman Lautaro Martinez as “one of the best strikers in the world, not just for what he does, but his potential.”

The 22-year-old has scored 16 goals in 31 competitive games for Inter so far this season, along with four assists.

He is already a regular for the Argentina international squad, contributing nine goals in 17 senior caps.

“Lautaro Martinez is one of the best strikers in the world,” former Tottenham Hotspur manager Pochettino told Radio La Plata.

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Sunday February 2 2020
Allegri turned down Barcelona?

Spanish newspaper AS claims Massimiliano Allegri was one of five coaches who turned down the Barcelona job before it went to Quique Setien.

According to the Spanish newspaper, the former Juventus boss was one of the candidates to take the role after Ernesto Valverde was dismissed on January 13.

It was offered to Xavi, Koeman, Mauricio Pochettino and Garcia Pimenta before Quique Setien finally accepted.

AS claim that Allegri was fourth choice for the position, just after Pochettino turned them down.

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Monday January 13 2020
Allegri up for Barcelona job?

Massimiliano Allegri has put himself forward for the Barcelona job, claim Mundo Deportivo, amid speculation Ernesto Valverde will be fired.

There are multiple reports in Spain that Valverde’s future will be decided today in meetings between President Josep Maria Bartomeu, CEO Oscar Grau, transfer chief Eric Abidal, assistants Ramon Planes and Javier Bordas.

Xavi Hernandez had been the first choice, but the club legend currently working in Qatar refused to take over mid-season, leaving the door open for a summer switch.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Moratti: 'Happy for Mourinho, but...'

Massimo Moratti is “very happy” for Jose Mourinho’s new role at Tottenham, but “it’s everyone’s dream to see him back at Inter.”

The Special One took the job after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked, receiving the formal announcement this morning.

“I am very happy for him and I’m also pleased for Tottenham, who made a good choice, even if Pochettino was a fine coach,” former Inter President Moratti told Tuttomercatoweb.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Mourinho new Tottenham boss

Former Inter coach Jose Mourinho says he is “excited” to get started after being confirmed as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Tottenham announced last night that they had axed Mauricio Pochettino, only six months after guiding the club to its first-ever Champions League Final last season.

Max Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti were both linked with the role, but it soon became apparent that all tracks led to Mourinho.

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Tuesday November 19 2019
Ancelotti linked with Spurs job

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly on Tottenham Hotspur’s list of candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

According to The Daily Mail, Ancelotti is being targeted along with RB Leizpig coach Julian Nagelsmann and Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.

That is because, as per the newspaper, Tottenham are planning to bring Pochettino’s five-year reign to an end.

The Italian has Premier League experience, leading London rivals Chelsea to a domestic double in 2010.

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Thursday September 26 2019
Allegri closer to Spurs?

Max Allegri could be getting closer to Tottenham Hotspur as it is reported Real Madrid have set their sights on Mauricio Pochettino.

Reports linking Allegri to Tottenham first emerged this morning, and the speculation could be about to intensify.

That is because Calciomercato.com is now claiming Madrid will “strongly consider” Pochettino if they sack Zinedine Zidane.

The Argentine was coincidentally linked with Juve over the summer as a replacement for Allegri.

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Saturday August 3 2019
Spurs approach Dybala?

Tottenham Hotspur have made an approach for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, claim reports, intercepting Manchester United talks.

Dybala is unconvinced by the idea of joining Manchester United in exchange for Romelu Lukaku and is holding up the transfer.

According to French site SoccerLink, Tottenham have dived in with a proposal and did so directly via manager Mauricio Pochettino, who tried to talk his fellow Argentine into joining him in London.

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Monday June 17 2019
Sacchi: 'Sarri same level as Guardiola'

Arrigo Sacchi insists Pep Guardiola never considered the Juventus job, but Maurizio Sarri is “on the same level as Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino.”

The man who revolutionised football in the late 1980s and created Il Grande Milan, one of the most successful teams of all time, is friends with both Sarri and Guardiola.

Despite months of speculation, the Manchester City boss never was in talks with the Old Lady.

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